Modern quilting is about expanding the boundaries of the tradition without forgetting them. Improvisational patchwork is one of the cornerstones of the modern quilt movement because it drives the evolution of the movement. Improvisation is not design but the creative process behind design, cultivating and pushing it towards the fresh and authentic.
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Modern Memory Lane T-Shirt Quilt
Break out of the traditional t-shirt logo grid and take a stroll with me down memory lane! We will be mixing our favorite t-shirts with contrasting fabric to create a series of “memory lane” sections. This method creatively fragments the logos, adding visual interest while holding them together in readable paths of color. You will learn various techniques for stabilizing and sewing knits, hand sewing techniques for preserving necklines, and improvisational patchwork techniques for layering, cutting, and piecing without rulers or a pre-determined pattern. All skill levels.
A Score For Floating Squares
With jazz music, a score, or lead sheet, is used for indicating the basic melody, chord changes, and arrangement of a song without specifying exactly how the song should be performed. Now imagine a score written to perform a quilt! Students will create an improvisational quilt by working from a simple score rather than a pattern. You will learn basic improvisational sewing techniques and leave with the confidence to create your own patchwork scores for future improvisational projects. All Skill Levels.